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Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson (1896)

Introduction

Stevenson left Weir of Hermiston unfinished at his death on 3 December 1894. It is a return to the Scottish setting of Kidnapped (1886) but now told in a more mature, subtle, ironic style. 4,708 more words

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Map: Baist's Property Atlas of Detroit

This is a section of “Baists property atlas of the city of Detroit, Michigan” from the DPL Digital Collections Burton Historical Collection. Property data had to be compiled from official records, private land claims, and land surveys. 22 more words

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Tootsie Roll

How many licks does it take to get to the centre of the tootsie pop?  Answer at the end of this fact…

Leo Hirshfield was looking around for a name for the new confection he was making from a recipe he’d brought over from Europe in 1896.   123 more words

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Team GB revel in Gold at Rio Olympics 2016

With the 2016 Summer Olympics coming to an end, it is time to tally up all the medals gained and see how everyone did overall. The sixteen day event which ran from August 5th through to August 21st 2016 was the 31st Summer Olympic games. 205 more words

1896

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1896: Dial telephone patented.

The Morning Alarm (1896)

This short from Edison Studios emphasizes motion and the excitement of a fire alarm to provide a thrilling “local view.” Shot in Harrisburg, as was “ 278 more words

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